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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

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November 16, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint Against Colorado Department of Transportation Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

These civil rights violations stem from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (“CDOT”) adoption of a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (“STIP”) on May 19, 2016 that will result in disparate and severe environmental and economic impacts on the predominantly Latino communities of Elyria-Swansea and Globeville, which lie in the path of the proposed expansion of Interstate I-70 (“I-70”) through north Denver.1 CDOT is a recipient of federal funds and prohibited from taking actions that have a discriminatory impact on citizens on the basis of their race, color, and national origin.